Hello Biolock, And lets get to these questions:
- What would you do if you were the only staff member online and someone gunned you down for obviously no reason whatsoever?
Given there is no obvious reason like escalation or a hostile faction was present and it wasnt an apparent accident; I would PM the marine who gunned be down, asking a reason why he shot me to death. Based on their answer I would either apply either a medium/heavy note or light/heavy ban for griefing, (possibly) metagaming if I knew them or they knew me, and rule 10 lethal force. The note to ban here is very dependent on the marine’s response and conversation(s) following the PM.
This can go many ways but this is the most likely path I would take granted it was a non accidental situation.
- What would you do if that same player began then shooting up the rest of the Almayer after having shot you?
If they then continued to shoot up the rest of the almayer after I started to PM them. I would do the following actions: Asleep them, attempt to communicate any reason from them for their actions, if no sufficient reasoning was given or they simply disconnect; then I will apply a perm ban for several rule breaks; rule 2 and 3 community expectations (quite a “dick move” to shoot everyone), Rule 4 griefing, Rule 7 ban evading (if they disconnect after I Asleep them or disconnect mid PMing), and rule 10 lethal force for obvious reasons.
All in all, quite a situation on hand. Though I believe my course of actions are sufficient to prevent further disruption.
- What would you do if you were the only staff member online and someone ahelped about Andy ‘Mutton’ Marcotte, the Commanding Officer, claiming they performed an unwarranted battlefield execution?
Firstly, I am ASSUMING I would be the current CO of that round given that is my ingame name all that and I BE’d someone who was a threat to me or my command. For starters, non Council staff can not handle WL issues so I would notify them to head to the forums for a player report. Secondly, I would ask for their side of the story and we will go from there.
Fairly open ended question, though very curious if this does happen. Regardless it is TOO open and not exactly something a non council member can handle even if they have the WL due to the nature of the report/ahelp.
- The executive officer is currently at the FOB with an MP.
- The XO, having just realized thatthey lost the command tablet amidst fighting xenos, orders the MP to leave the FOB and recover the tablet which is 20 tiles away by the frontline.
- The MP obliges the XO’s orders and goes to retrieve the tablet where he is caught up in frontline fighting and killed by xenos.
- A ghost ahelps, “Admin, there is an MP on the frontlines!”
How would you handle this scenario?
From my understanding of SOP, and escort missions from CO’s Code of Conduct;
MPs are only to be sent in escort missions with the Commanding Officer only (The distinction between Commander and Commanding Officer are to be noted here). Any of the 2 MPs sent groundside to protect a shipside person, in this case the XO, should REMAIN within FOB only and NOT be XO’s extended arm to acquire the dropped the command tablet.
So; The MP is in the wrong here though I can see the distinction of the escort mission and the shipside protection detail ruling being easily over looked and it not being a clear cut and dry outcome. But here is what I will do in that situation; PM the ahelper and get their side, PM the MP and get their side of the story, Likely PMing the XO aswell. After I gathered the information I would notify the MP that the order was unlawful, as fulfilling the order would require them to break SOP to fetch the tablet. As SOP clearly states “FOB”, not the frontline. Only being in sight of the Commanding Officer on the frontline may he pick up the tablet. As it would be a escort mission, NOT a FOB protection detail.
Granted, the MP likely didn’t know this distinction or only knew about the CO’s provisions/escort SOP and not much else about it. If this is the case, then I will likely apply a warning or light note.
This one was fairly difficult and for the last I can see someone being angry over it. But this is my Current understanding of SOP, CO Code of Conduct, and more. As I play and get into more situations like this, my knowledge and further understanding will enhance even more.